Donuts and Pie Fitness

Kathy Smith: Progress Not Perfection

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / June 17, 2020 /

You enjoy walking as a great exercise tool. Please tell us how your walking program incorporates High Intensity Interval Training and why it is key in a fitness program. Taking a satisfying walk changes our outlook on life, which is more important than ever. A simple tip to turn your walk into a fat-burning workout…

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The Dishes

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / May 30, 2020 /

Who does the dishes in your house?  Great article in Washington Post “The Dishes will never be Done” By  Ellen McCarthy  “And the sink, I am sorry to tell you, is full of dirty dishes. Again. “ This is so relatable in our house- how about yours? And who empties the dishwasher? 

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A Tea Ritual

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / May 29, 2020 /

We have a tea ritual every day. Everyone in the family enjoys a cup of Mint tea after dinner. It’s become a habit. It is comforting and familiar. During the day, even though all of us are avid coffee drinkers, chances are good you will find one of us with a cup of green tea…

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Open the Door to Tai Chi

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / May 27, 2020 /

Tai Chi is often described as meditation in motion.  In many parks you may notice groups of people practicing Tai Chi with beautiful and deliberate movements.  The names of the exercises are as descriptive and beautiful as the movements themselves. like White Crane Spreads its Wings or Part Wild Horse’s Mane.  We interviewed Dianne Bailey,…

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Meditation

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / May 19, 2020 /

Set a nice sounding chime on a timer for 5, 10 + minutes so you don’t worry about the time.   Focus on your breathing- observing and following the in and out breaths. When the mind wanders (and it will!) notice that. Slowly bring your attention back to your breathing. Do this over and over…

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Seated Breathing

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / May 19, 2020 /

Set a nice sounding chime on a timer for 5, 10 + minutes so you don’t worry about the time. Focus on your breathing- observing and following the in and out breaths. When the mind wanders (and it will!) notice that. Slowly bring your attention back to your breathing. Do this over and over again…

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Freedom for Toes! Our Q & A with Paola Shah

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / April 20, 2020 /

Running a small business is always challenging and right now it is especially difficult. Today we introduce you to Paola Shah, one of the most innovative small business owners we know.  Her business, Tucketts™, is the result of a combination of passions and beliefs: barefoot workouts, following nature, love for colorful socks, sustainability, and helping…

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The First Lady of Physical Fitness: Elaine LaLanne.

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / April 13, 2020 /

Gretchen had the opportunity to meet Elaine Lalanne while visiting Risa Sheppard at Sheppard Method Pilates.  Risa often co-hosted the Jack LaLanne show and was best friends with daughter, Janet LaLanne, who unfortunately was passed away when she was only 21. When Elaine first met Jack Lalanne in 1951, she did not understand the importance…

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Crispy Persian Rice (Tahdig) with Spiced Golden Chickpeas

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / April 6, 2020 /

Comfort food at its finest. Basmati rice is pan-cooked until a crispy crust has formed on the bottom. Once turned out onto a plate, the top layer has crunchy rice, but underneath is perfectly cooked, deliciously soft and fluffy rice. Top this Persian rice with spiced, extra crispy golden chickpeas, and a dollop of creamy…

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Brownies with Sweet Potatoes

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / April 6, 2020 /

Well, we love sweet potatoes and this recipe from @wellplated who is “fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food taste incredible” does not disappoint. These are seriously good and everyone who scarfed them done had no clue the brownies contain no refined sugar-free, whole wheat, and contain only a scant 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Ingredients…

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